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Song Name: Ehi Murare Kunjabihari
Official Name: Gopika Prapanna Gitam
Author: Jayadeva Goswami
Book Name: Astapadi
ehi murāre kuñjabihāri
ehi praṇata tava bandho
he mādhava madhu mathana vareṇya
keśava karuṇā sindho
rāsa nikuñje guñjati niyataḿ
bhramaraśataḿ kila kānta
ehi nibhṛta patha pāntha
tvāmiha yāche daraśana dānam
he madhusūdana śānta
nava nīraja dhara śyāmala sundara
candra kusuma ruciveśa
govardhana dhara vṛndāvana cara
rādhā rañjana kaḿsa niṣūdana
praṇa tistāvaka caraṇe
nikhila nirāśraya śaraṇe
ehi janārdana pitāmbara dhara
kuñje manthara pavane
1) O killer of the demon Mura, Who roams in the gardens! Come near. O Mādhava, Who is the friend of those who bow upon, Who destroyed Madhu, Who is desirable, Who is Keśava, and Who is the ocean of compassion! Come near!
2) Hundreds of shiny bumble-bees are continuously buzzing in the gardens of [our] transcendental mellows. O You, Who beyond the paths of material standards, Come near. We all are craving for the sight of You, O Madhusūdana, Who is the quiet one!
3-4) O You, Who holds a new lotus, Who is dark in complexion, Who is beautiful, Who is decorated with Candrakusuma, Who rules the heart of group of Gopī, Who held Govardhana, Who roams in Vṛndāvana, Who holds a flute, Who is the supreme ruler, Who gives pleasure to Rādhā, Who destroyed Kamsa, Who is complete! I am bowing into Your feet which is the shelter of the unsheltered. O Janārdana, Who has yellow robes! Come close to me in this garden.
Remarks/ Extra Information:
This song was popularized by Lakshmi Shankar in ISKCON Golden Avatar’s 1979 release “Lakshmi Shankar Sings Devotional Songs.” It is rendered in Raga Pahadi in Kaherva Tala.
Thank you to Meeta Ravinder, by request, e-mailed the lyrics to this bhajan. She is a classical singer from South America who recorded few albums before. She also sang for ISKCON in Brazil.
UPDATED: July 16, 2016